Interdisciplinary Distinguished Lecturer: Dr. Alex Smola

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The Power of Random Projections

Dr. Alex Smola, Professor
Carnegie Mellon University

Dr. Alex Smola spoke on Friday, September 20th, 2013 at 1:00PM in Engineering Building II, Room 1230

Randomness is an effective tool to better algorithms for document analysis. Depending on its use it can lead to methods that are either more memory efficient, faster to compute, or work in a lower dimensional space. In this talk I will give an overview over techniques such as locality sensitive hashing, shingles and the min hash, and show their relation to recent developments such as conditionally random sampling, the hash kernel, or fast exponential families sampling